“For Release By the Parties. 8:30 p.m. December 1, 2008
The mediator has advised the parties that although there has been some movement in recent days, the parties remain far apart on the key issues in this dispute and that a settlement is not close at hand.
Therefore, there are no further negotiations scheduled at this time.
The mediator has asked the parties to review their respective positions and will remain in contact with the parties with a view to returning to the bargaining table if and when a reasonable prospect for settlement exists.
Ontario Ministry of Labour”